Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Birds in our Yard

For some posts, I do not have to go very far. The photos that I am putting on display today have been captured just a few metres from our backdoor. Word spread quickly among our feathery friends that there are delicious and nutritious sunflower seeds in bird feeders and also on the ground left behind by messy eaters. Some birds like the chickadees make their presence known with the cheerful chirping all year round. Others like the grosbeaks are just travelling through on their long flight to more northern regions. Some are mere summer guests. Prominent among them are the aggressive but adorable hummingbirds. If you stand under their feeder they swoop down on you like dive bombers only to veer off at a right angle at the last second. Enjoy.

16 thoughts on “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

  1. I have both birds in the second photo at my feeders, too. I *think* the reddish one is a house finch, and the other is a white crowned sparrow, but I’m easily confused with sparrows and finches!


  2. So beautiful, Peter. Is it not a joy to watch the birds? I am always amazed that there are hummingbirds in Canada, as my believe was that they were tropical birds, but one lives and learns.
    The two on the second photo look like some kind of sparrow to me. The grosbeaks we also have in Denmark, but they are only at feeders in heavy winters and only near wooded areas, not so much around agricultural areas. They are beautiful birds as well, all of them are! Nature’s variety is amazing!

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  3. Amazing captures Peter. I know how challenging it is to photography birds, especially hummingbirds. They are frolicking in the blossoms of the banana trees in front of my apartment, but never hold still for more than two seconds.I hang a basket of fuchsia’s in the tree at my eye level, hoping my camera can catch them sometime.

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